Lollipops in 2011 I began my apprenticeship in early years full of enthusiasm
and with a determination to always be the best I can be. This passion drove me during my first five
years to continue to progress with my training and helped me to succeed in
gaining my level 5 in Management qualification.
During this time I was promoted to baby unit Lead practitioner and onto
my current role of Nursery Lead Practitioner.
I have gained a wealth of experience working with the varying ages of
children and teams of practitioners.
I am very
passionate about making a difference, creating warm supportive relationships
with our children and families and creating an environment for the children
that is fun and full of wonder and discovery.
I believe children need opportunities to take risks, have fun, learn and
be challenged and most of all children have a lot to say and need to be listened
to. Within our team we have a listening
ethos that teaches children that what they have to say is valued.
our children have fantastic spaces indoors and outdoors that support and
challenge them to become competent learners with the nurturing and support of
our skilful team.
I joined the
nursery team in 2014 as a qualified practitioner. My love of children enthused me to continue
to further my training. I recently
completed my special educational needs training having worked closely
supporting children’s emerging language.
Working closely with speech and language therapists I have been able to
support children and families with speech and language difficulties. This role has helped prepare me for my role
I work with
a great team who all share the same love of nurturing children. Children are great, they say the funniest
things, they are capable of everything and at Lollipops we support them to
I come from
a fairly large family and spend a lot of time looking after younger family
members as I enjoy being around children.
When it came to deciding on a career, childcare was the only option for
I joined Lollipops and embarked on my
apprenticeship in early Years and recently qualified level 3.
nursery team have taught me how to nurture and skilfully meet our children’s
needs, giving them the best possible start in life.
began working with children through the guides as a leader. Children have an amazing energy, sense of
adventure and curiosity for the world in which we live. Lollipops gave me the opportunity to become
qualified and valued me enough to help me succeed.
working with children so rewarding.
Being part of the nursery team I have learnt how to support children on
their pathway of learning and achieving.
helped look after my younger siblings I decided I wanted to work with
children. I joined Lollipops and began
my apprenticeship in early Years. In the
short time I have been at Lollipops I have been welcomed into the nursery
team. I work with sensitive, nurturing skilful
and knowledgeable practitioners who find fun and exciting ways to support
I aspire to
become like them as I progress with my training.
a great fun place for children to learn.
Every child is truly valued.
Early Years Practitioner
I recently gained my level 2 in early years and joined the nursery team in August 2017.
I come from a background of experience of working in a primary school for the last two years as a teaching assistant.
I also completed my Makaton training enabling me to support children's language with sign.
I am looking forward to working with the speech and language therapist at lollipops and supporting children and families with speech and language difficulties.
My passion is teaching children new skills, it is so rewarding to watch a child do something for the first time the expression on their face when they achieve it is priceless.
I look forward to working with the nursery team supporting children to succeed.
I have recently joined Lollipops working with the nursery team and I am looking forward to starting my apprenticeship Level 2 in Early Years.
I currently do voluntary work with adults who have special educational needs one evening a week, this work and my work experience during my health and social care course steered me towards a carer in Early years.
I look forward to getting to know all the children and their families at Lollipops.